SRU history professor featured on Bowdoin College panel


Alan Levy, Slippery Rock University professor of history, was a featured speaker on a Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, panel discussing "Women, Electoral Politics and Civil Rights in America during the 1960s."

Levy, author of "The Political Life of Bella Abzug, 1920-1976: Political Passions, Women's Rights, and Congressional Battles," spoke about Abzug's contributions. He told the group, "Who was Bella Abzug? She was a three-term Democratic congresswoman in the 1970s; she was an activist in any number of areas; she was above all things however, a very loud lady from the Bronx. It was said that Bella Abzug - aka "Battling Bella" - did not open doors for women; she busted them off their hinges. She was very different from Margaret Chase Smith, not least because she was vehemently against nuclear weapons."